By Jennifer 8. Lee | December 25, 2007
My friend, Tim Layman, sent me an e-mail with the subject line “amazon.com” and the body “Why can you buy ‘I Love Jennifer 8. Lee’ t-shirts from there?”
I was like, what are you talking about?
He wrote back: “went on Amazon to look up your book but I searched for “Jennifer 8 Lee” instead of ‘Fortune Cookie Chronicles.’ The third item that came up as a result was a ‘I love Jennifer 8. Lee’ t-shirt. Available in white in 5 different sizes.”
So I went to Amazon, did a search on my name and at the top of the search — before Fortune Cookie Chronicles — I found the image above, which is clearly not a real t-shirt, just a image of one they could make. (It exists just in the future).
I tried to poke around and found it is from something called Direct Collection, which apparently makes lots of I <3 T-shirts (hundreds of thousands), the bestselling of which is I Love Judge Judy. Good company?
My mom, ever Chinese, was like “Did they ask your permission?” I was like, um no.
Comments are closed.